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Friday, April 08, 2016

A Spring card from Bożena

Hello Everyone, 

Bożena here Guest Designing for Ryn.

This card already went to our friend. Michael is fascinated by nature, especially that which is rare for Europeans. So I thought that hummingbird is the perfect theme for him. There is no more beautiful designs of hummingbirds than those created by Ryn Tanaka. I recently received from a gift stencil Maidenhair Fern  (Ryn, thank you very much, it is great) that I used with the stamp Flying Hummingbird 3 and Hibiscus from Ryn.
First I added Maidenhair Fern stencil on white cardboard using inks DI Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron
So I could color the background around the leaves, I covered them with a layer of colorless powder embossing
Then I colored the background with inks TO Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed. It turned out that the powder embossing has covered an area a little larger than the fern stencil. It looks as if the edges were painted white.
The next step was to prepare a Hibiscus flower. I stamped it with clear embossing powder, added bloomed ink (DI ripe persimmon), and then I cut out flower with scissors.
I did the same thing when preparing a hummingbird, but this time I use black powder embossing
Then I painted it with Promarkers
Hummingbird got a little sparkle of Inka Gold, and the flower got a touch of Liquid Pearl
The Hibiscus and Hummingbird were then stuck on with adhesive foam to give them a 3D look.
At the end I added a drop of honey-colored glass falling from the beak of the hummingbird
I hope you like my card. If so, I will be grateful if you leave me a comment. Thank you for your time.
BożenA (http://artcardbox.blogspot.com)

Friday, April 01, 2016

Last month's Customer Creation Challenge Winner is...

Hey everyone,

The random winner for last month's Customer Creation Challenge is... Anne from Anne's Papercreations!!! She's made an awesome tutorial HERE showcasing what she made and how she did it. She's included lots of pics showing her process.

Anne's cards below using my Sea Creature and Water Effects stamp designs... You can find them HERE on my website.

Many thanks for popping by! I've posted the April challenge on my blog HERE. Best of luck! I look forward to seeing what comes in this month :)

All my best,



April Customer Creation Challenge